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Nathaniel Hill's Black Hawk Smelter

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After visiting Colorado in the mid-1860s, Hill recognized that miners in the region needed a new extraction method to separate metals from ore. He turned to smelting and secured investors to build a smelter in Black Hawk (pictured here), which opened in 1868 as Colorado's first successful smelter. It revitalized the territory's mining industry.

Location: 
Black Hawk
Place: 
Gilpin County
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Date: 
1867–68

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